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Can you pay for antibiotics with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for antibiotics with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.

Yes, you can pay for antibiotics with an HSA.

More details about antibiotics

Antibiotics are oral medications used to fight bacterial infections.

Antibiotics are often used to treat acne, bronchitis, conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), traveler's diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Some common antibiotics are amoxicillin, doxycycline, clindamycin, and azithromycin.

Oral antibiotics are only available with a prescription, but most pharmacies offer them at little to no cost.


Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for antibiotics with your HSA card before making any purchases.

A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.